Examples of resource efficiency are the sawmills' work with increasing the yield and the pulp mills consumption of wood. We have POEx, TIPS and LEAN as our way of working with continuous improvements in our operations.

SCA sawmills are well-invested and are among the largest in Europe with an annual capacity of 2.2 million m3 solid-wood products. They have a high degree of automation and use x-ray technology to maximize the yield from every log. The technology means the sawmills can sort, select and adjust the log to suit the requirements of the end product.

SCA works continuously to further improve resource efficiency. Currently, more than 70% of fresh fiber is used for wood products, paper, pulp and pellets. The remaining raw material is used for electricity and energy and for other products, such as tall oil and biofuels.

For many years now, the company has pursued the ESAVE program to continuous improve energy efficiency, partly through investments and partly by sharing best practices. The target for the current 2020–2025 program period is to implement energy-saving measures of at least 50 GWh per year based on current energy consumption. ESAVE comprises investing in energy-efficient technical solutions, focusing on continuous improvements and increasing awareness among employees. Within the scope of ESAVE, energy surveys are conducted that are used to set targets and prioritize measures. All new equipment should be energy efficient by design.